Saturday, June 22, 2024

Under-fire ambulance boss quits

MARIA Ball has resigned with immediate effect as Chair of the Trust. The process for appointing a new or interim chair will be started immediately but in the meantime Paul Remington, who is Vice Chair will lead the organisation with Andrew Morgan, Interim Chief Executive.

Paul commented: “Maria has spent many years leading the ambulance service and I would like to thank her for her dedication and commitment through what have been some challenging times. Maria oversaw the formation of this Trust, bringing together three disparate organisations into one service, and its subsequent development.

“We now must concentrate on looking forward and focusing solely on how we improve our service to patients and better support our staff. To that end we are developing a transformational plan, details of which will be published next week. This will involve recruiting many more front line staff, better managing sickness absence, clearer career pathways and a renewed focus on patient handover delays.”


  1. This has got to be a first,leader of a failing organisation resigns, the rest carry on clinging by their fingertips assuring us they have “learned by the mistakes made”.things will change they say,the only thing that ever changes is the increase in their renumeration.


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